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Wistful memories of Tampa Trib that no wrecking ball can change

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The final demolition of the venerable Tampa Tribune building has begun. Workers began taking down the grand old downtown structure on Parker Street along the Hillsborough River, with plans to replace it with an eight-story apartment building. Forgive, please, my momentary wistful pause. The Trib was my work home for nearly 42 years until the company was bought and immediately shuttered by our blood rival, the Tampa Bay Times. I was in that building on the day it opened, Oct.…

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Multiple Heisman hopefuls take the field Saturday in Louisville

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Talking about the Heisman Trophy in September is like talking about baseball’s MVP in May. Some may remember George Steinbrenner’s dig at former Yankee and current Hall of Fame member Dave Winfield when he referred to him as “Mr. May.” But that doesn’t stop the pundits from rating the contenders after the first two weeks of the season. For Florida State fans, there’s a justifiable reason for taking a peek at some of them. Before the season began, most thought…

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